Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) is the umbrella organisation for the 12 Regional Orienteering squads based on the British Orienteering Regions.
JROS was set up to further develop the junior orienteering talent which is nurtured by the Regional Squads.
Once again, and for the third time, JROS had a presence at this year’s JK in SCOA on days 2 and 3.
Tony and Wendy had again done an excellent job in putting together the display boards giving visitors a good idea of what goes on at our training camps.
Whether it was the good weather, an increase in the general understanding of what we do or perhaps just a wish to win a chocolate rabbit our visitor numbers were much increased – perhaps aided by the good weather (do you remember JK2018!)
The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) are organising the usual four summer camps for juniors: 14s – 20s. Camps will be held at Lagganlia (near Aviemore), Deeside, Stockholm and Gothenburg. However these camps all run on volunteers and to run these camps successfully we need coaches and staff to help. This is a fantastic way for coaches to gain experience and swap ideas which they can use in their own coaching.
See the availability form for further details
Archive of past locations and results, including analysis of regional performance.
Updated in Jan 2019
South London Orienteers (SLOW) have produced a series of eight videos showing different techniques used in orienteering. The videos are presented by different athletes from the GB Orienteering team and filmed in different locations. The aim of the series is to help juniors deal with more technically demanding courses, but these films can also be used to show beginners how to get started in our sport. Each video focuses on a specific orienteering skill.
These are now available by selecting the 2019 locations from the main navigation menu.
The Lagganlia training camp was based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp ran Saturday 4th August – Saturday 11th August 2018
Report now available
What are the Objectives of JROS?
In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;
- Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
- Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
- To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
- Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
- To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches
How does it seek to meet these objectives?
Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then.
JROS has, since 2009, also organised a weekend training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.
JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and will seek to host further courses in the future.
‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion
as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)